Girls’ Generation, EXO, BEAST, 2NE1 and More for 2014 Golden Disk Awards

The 28th Golden Disk Awards (GDA) will be held on January 16 (Thursday) at Kyunghee University’s Grand Peace Palace.

Artists who shone the brightest in 2013 have been called to arms. Names in the hat include Girls’ Generation, Infinite, EXO, Beast, CNBlue, B1A4, SHINee, Sistar, 2NE1, 4Minute, Davichi, A Pink, Roy Kim and Crayon Pop.

According to a representative, the idol stars won’t just be singing their own songs, they’ll also be performing some of the greatest GDA Daesang songs of all time. Legendary rock band Deulgukhwa will receive the Executive Committee Special Award. Deulgukhwa vocalist Jeon In Kwon will be taking part in the GDA performances.

A representative of the GDA committee stated, “The award ceremony will be broadcast live on JTBC on January 16 from 5:00 PM and last for about 4 hours. We’ve prepared a grand show befitting the prestige of the award ceremony. As an award ceremony held just before the Lunar New Year, we hope you’ll enjoy the diverse and fair award ceremony.”

The GDAs are largely based on album sales and digital sales, except for the Most Popular Star Award. Awards are divided into GDA Album (1 Daesang and 8 Bonsangs) and GDA Song (1 Daesang and 8 Bonsangs) categories. 2-3 teams of artists will receive the New Rising Star.

The 2014 28th Golden Disk Awards will be broadcast live on JTBC from 5:00 PM till 8:50 PM on January 16.

Check out the full list of nominees at the official Golden Disk Award website!

Who do you think will win the Daesangs this year?